Project & contract planning is a critical step for ensuring projects can be delivered on time, within budget and deliver intended business value. It is an important part of any project controls and project management solution. For projects to run as smoothly as possible, it is important to plan projects in a way that enables effective project controls and aligns to financial and procurement procedures.

EcoSys provides an integrated platform for project & contract planning that brings your key data together. Setup, develop and schedule projects in a way that gives you the best chance for success.

Make sure your projects and contracts get off on the right foot.

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Key Benefits For Project & Contract Planning

Improve the efficiency and effectiveness of creating project and contract plans. EcoSys enables:

 

 
Greater Control

Utilize standards and templates to quickly create new projects

 
Deliver with Confidence

Implement stage gate processes to improve communication and prevent delays

 
Improve Predictability

Integrate project cost and schedule to better manage funds

Your Roadmap to Better Projects

Your project performance is only as good as your ability to plan. From the planning stage, through execution and into close out – project and contract planning helps ensure you are always being guided in the right direction.

With EcoSys, you can manage all project portfolio management and project controls & project management processes in one environment. This eliminates silos and ensures that project scope, goals and deliverables are aligned with available resources and company strategy. The seamless flow of information throughout the project lifecycle strengthens the planning process and keeps your projects and portfolios under control.

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Other Highlights of Project & Contract Planning with EcoSys

EcoSys’ out-of-the box capability supports project and contract planning within the same software used to manage and control project and costs, changes, and performance. Leverage connected data to optimize plans across your enterprise.

  • Utilize project templates to quickly create new projects.
  • Create and utilize project specific currency exchange rate tables to support currency variance analysis.
  • Create project cost breakdown structures.
  • Create data maps between cost breakdown structures and other structures such as OBS, ABD, schedule WBS, Finance COA and estimate WBS.
  • Create contracts and contract line items.
  • Integrate project and cost control with a single CBS.
  • Identify potential contract changes based on both project and contract performance.
  • Create and implement different stage gate processes for different types of projects.
  • Ensure all required deliverables are completed prior to stage gate review.
  • Implement standard scheduling and estimating deliverable requirements at different stages of the process.
  • Identify process and personnel improvements by analyzing time taken to move from one stage to the next.
  • Develop project schedules to plan activities and monitor project progress.
  • Create realistic timeframe and activity dependencies.
  • Manage project schedules based on performance.
  • Integrate project scheduling with resource plans to create accurate baselines and forecasts.
  • Integrate project cost and schedule to create time-phased costs and cashflows.

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